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Charming year round home at beautiful Wonn's Web on Spider Lake

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Forest Lakes House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 6, Cable, Internet/WiFI, AC, Boats, sandy beach

Beautifully decorated bungalow on Spider Lake's north shore contains everything necessary for an outstanding vacation including multiple boats/motors. This year round home boasts a cook's kitchen completely furnished with dishes, cooking utensils/equipment sufficient for entertaining. Laundry room has a washer and dryer and second refrigerator for beverages. Bath contains shower/tub, double sinks and sky light. Living room has a natural fireplace, stereo system and outstanding view of the lake and islands. Large decks on both the front and back of the home with 10 X 18' retractable awning on the lakeside. Firepit for campfires lakeside near large dock.

Wonn's Web...on Spider Lake is a year around: lake home in the heart of the Pere Marquette forest in Grand Traverse County. This beautiful inland lake has five islands and is home to nesting pairs of Loons and other wildlife, and is enjoyed by boaters, fishermen and other water recreational vehicle enthusiasts. Visitors are immediately struck by the clarity of Spider Lake's crystal clear waters and the beautiful views afforded by a lake nestled in tall pines and oak trees. The lake is home to bass, bluegills, perch, crappie, pike and an occasional walleye. This home's lake side deck looks out to islands one and two and is the perfect place to enjoy morning coffee or an evening cocktail. Furnishings include a wine station, dining table and chairs, and glider. The deck at the rear of the home is where visitors will want to grill the day's catch or just enjoy the peaceful and serene surroundings.

If golf is yor pleasure, rest assured you are no : more than 7 minutes from world class courses (4) and a public course that is the best value in Grand Traverse County. Traverse City is home to some of the best beaches in Michigan (all free) and the National Cherry Festival. It is also known for its shopping and fine dinning. The original Don's Drive-In is located in Traverse City where you will be whisked back to 1955 as you enjoy a burger and malt and browse the antique cars that congregate every weekend. Children will LOVE the amusement park with Go-Cart racing, miniture golf, and a giant water slide...there's something for everyone in Traverse City.

Turtle Creek Casino is 10 minutes from: Spider Lake and affords all manner of gambling and dining. Or if you prefer, stay home and enjoy a campfire by the lake or an evening cruise on the lake. The rental includes a 14 foot fishing boat with 5 hspw outboard motor, a skiff with electric motor, and Paddle boat. A large pontoon (28 foot) and 2 kayaks are available for rent. Whether your pleasure is relaxation, 'leaf-looking' color tours, equestrian events, the Traverse City Film Festival or a ski holiday, this Spider Lake Hideaway is for you!

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Lynda G Wonn
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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based on 5 traveler reviews

Charming year round home at beautiful Wonn's Web on Spider Lake
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
Fenton, MI

One one problem...we had to leave!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in August 2016 and had an absolutely wonderful week! I’ve broken down the review into parts. Read the whole thing or skip to the end for a quick summary.

Home / Property

Very well kept and very well stocked. It includes all the comforts of home. There’s basic cable and internet access if you need it. There’s no dedicated dining room but there are lots of places to sit, eat, visit, etc. The outside deck is nice and overlooks the lake. The house is nestled in some very mature pine trees which offer a lot of shade from the summer sun. The pictures show a small beach but the water level was higher when we were there. Not a big deal but worth noting. There’s only one bathroom but we knew that going in and it was never an issue. The bathroom does have dual sinks which was nice. There’s a traditional mattress and a sleep number mattress. The traditional one was very comfortable. The sleep number one we never got the hang of. That might have been user error though. The pull outs in the living room are comfy as pull outs go. There are a surprising number of chickens adorning the cottage which we found charming.


Spider Lake is great for fishing, water sports, or just relaxation. If you come here you really owe it to yourself to rent the pontoon. We had fun everyday just tooling around the lake and hanging out at the DNR island in the middle of the lake. It’s a great place to relax, wade around, and our son loved playing on the beach there. There are a lot of coves and inlets that make for an interesting ride around the lake. The lake isn’t so small you get bored but not so big that it takes a long time to get back home.


There isn’t a ton right around Spider Lake. It’s pretty rural and laid back which is what we wanted. Traverse City is about 20 minutes away. Glen Arbor is about 45 minutes away. I guess what I’m trying to say is that within a short drive there’s A LOT of things to do and see.


Some of the non-stick pans are a bit tired. Some additional plastic spatulas would be helpful. A lot of the knives were pretty tired too. None of this stopped us from having a great time, just FYI.


This is a very well stocked cottage that gives you all the comforts of home. The rural lake setting is easily changed by a quick drive into Traverse City where there are a ton of attractions. The pontoon is a must to enjoy everything Spider Lake has to offer. The owner was very easy to work with and very accommodating. T

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and thoughtful and thorough review. Kim and I are delighted you enjoyed your time at Wonn's Web and hope you return. Additionally, we do appreciate feedback and make every effort to continuously improve our guest's experience. Consequently, we will be updating some of the kitchen supplies (fry pans and utensils) and adding some additional kitchen tools (items we who enjoy cooking consider 'must haves'). Thank you again for the helpful feedback and best wishes. Lynda Wonn/Wonn's Web.
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Cle Elum, WA

Property #235231 - Spider Lake

  • 5 of 5

A slice of paradise! Very nice and relaxing. The place is spotlessly clean and immaculately keep. I especially enjoyed sipping my coffee in the morning while sitting in front of the front window staring at the water and beautiful mornings. We used the available pontoon boat one day and greatly enjoyed just "putt-putting" around the lake while visiting with family. Definitely recommend to others (providing I'm not already there!).

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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It's all here!

  • 5 of 5

Everything is here!!!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful "cottage" with us......with all of the comforts of home and more!!! This is a beautiful spot with a complete and modern kitchen, bath, comfortable beds, living room wtih quiet morning lake view and fun library, deck, dock, and fun, fun pontoon boat ride. What did we enjoy most about our stay? Comfort. Or the lake and trees' beauty around us. Or the attention of the caretaker, Kim. We're looking forward to our next TC area visit and stay at the cottage Thank you.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome Stay

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for just the weekend because we had a wedding to go to at the Grand Traverse. Had we known what we were getting, we would've reserved for the entire week. This house has absolutely everything you need.. Internet, computer, food in pantry, games, books, the pantry in the bathroom has every type of first aid you need. The house is super clean and comfortable... the caretaker is super friendly and helpful. We couldn't believe the boats, paddleboats, and everything available for the price we paid. We are planning to rent the property again. We have highly recommended this property to all our friends and family and would recommend it to everyone.

Thank you Lynda for allowing us to stay at your awesome home.

Anival & Carmen Melendez

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Grand Rapids, Michigan

Beautiful setting

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our week at Spider Lake very much. It was a quiet, relaxing week. We rented the pontoon boat and are very glad that we did. We spent several hours each day swimming and diving and soaking up the sun out on the lake. Near the dock was very weedy, making swimming undesirable there. The home was well stocked in the kitchen and had plenty of bath towels. (we brought our own beach towels, there were only a few at the cottage) It was nice to have a washer and dryer available. Only a few minor glitches (like not enough toilet paper and smelly stove).

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The cook top (apparently) had liquid spill over from cooking. We swapped out the burner liners for silicon covered enamel liners and cleaned the under surface of the cook top. Had we known about the issue, it would have been resolved prior to this guest and/or their departure. Furthermore, ample supplies of paper products are always available - some guest (apparently) do not check linen closets and/or under vanities. Again, had this been brought to our attention as an issue, the misunderstanding would have been avoided. Lynda Wonn
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
1.5 miles Peegeo's
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Elmbrook Golf course
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
US 31/Airport Road
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles

Located in the heart of the Pere Marquette Forest, Spider Lake is an all sports lake in an area with abundant recreational activities including the National Cherry Festival, Traverse City Film Festival, Great Lakes sailing/fishing, Sleeping Bear Dunes, and quaint village shopping. Two major casinos are nearby as well as world-class golfing, and premier events sponsored by Northwestern Michigan College.

Other Activities: Go Carts, Water Slides, Miniture Golf


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Fall/Winter
Oct 16 2016 - Dec 20 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 7 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Minimum reservation deposit for weekends $200 (becomes refundable security deposit).
Minimum reservation deposit for weekly rental $400 ($300 becomes refundable security deposit.) Minimum of three day rental over holiday weekends
28 foot pontoon available for rental at $600/ week or $150/day. Kayaks $60/week or $15/day.
Kayak rental available-$50/week,$10/day, per kayak. 2 kayak available

Reservation deposit holds specified time and becomes refundable security deposit. Rental fee balance due no later than two weeks prior to occupancy. Cash, check, money order or traveler's checks accepted.

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Forest Lakes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Double sink vanity. Sky light. Linen closet with full linen supply
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Two club chair single beds
  • Double mirrored closets both bedrooms with amply storage. Cable TV both bedrooms and living and kitchen.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Small well-behaved pets considered.

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